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The Best Paris Cabarets

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In the late 19th century, as Baron Haussmann dramatically reshaped the face of Paris, a new type of cabaret began appearing. A hybrid of café-concert, dance hall and theatre shows, this novel nightlife was centred in the Montmartre neighbourhood, and soon all of Paris was flocking there to enjoy the hedonistic fun. These cabarets drew many of the major artists of the era, from Aristide Bruand to Van Gogh, Verlaine, and Toulouse-Lautrec. The pioneer was the Moulin Rouge in Pigalle, which, from 1889, revolutionised the Paris scene with its fantastical dance reviews and famous French Cancan. It was soon followed by legendary names like the Lido, the Crazy Horse and the Paradis Latin. Today, the doyennes of the scene, these spaces are still renowned for their cabaret shows, which combine exceptional French cuisine and world-class performers. Here’s a round-up of the top Paris cabarets, for an evening of unequivocally French entertainment!

The Paris of yesteryear

The Moulin Rouge, created by Joseph Oller in Pigalle in 1889, is still a star of the Paris cabaret circuit. It was here that Parisians gathered to wildly applaud La Goulue, the establishment's most celebrated cancan dancer. Today, over one hundred years later, the ritual each evening is the same: as soon as the opening of Offenbach's famous music sounds out, dancers in tricolour skirts burst onto the stage and throw themselves into the frenetic French cancan that brought the cabaret its fame.

Pirates - Les Masques

Immortalised by Baz Luhrmann in his 2001 film " Moulin Rouge; the cabaret and its current review “Féerie” Show remain an emblem of Montmartre. And its devilish rhythms and sumptuous dinners still have the power to plunge you back to the era of Belle Époque Paris.

Revue féerie dîner Moulin Rouge
Baraque de la Goulue à la Foire du Trône: La danse mauresque

Cabaret of marvels

Created in 1946 by Joseph and Louis Clerico on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, the Lido has been enchanting audiences from around the world for more than 70 years. Its sublime BlueBell Girls, and their magical shows, are still the stars of this shimmering, golden setting.

Lido

Created by Franco Dragone, director of the Cirque du Soleil, the current "Paris Marvels" review celebrates the City of Light in a show that mixes acrobatics, dance, singing and ice-skating! The spectacle can be enjoyed on its own, or accompanied by a delicious dinner.

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Red with pleasure

At the Crazy Horse, opened in 1951 off the Champs-Élysées by Alain Bernardin, red is the defining motif: colouring the velvet-lined walls, the soles of the Crazy Girls' iconic Christian Louboutin stilettos, and evoking the erotic elegance of its reviews.

Crazy Horse

The distinctive Crazy Horse touch is the incredible play of light on the dancers’bodies. The cabaret’s most recent review, Totally Crazy, created by Philippe Decouflé, cheekily revisits some of the house’s legendary numbers. A mischievous show, to be enjoyed with a glass of Champagne in hand, before or after dinner, beside the most beautiful avenue in the world.

CRAZY HORSE & BATEAUX-MOUCHES
CRAZY HORSE
Crazy Horse Show + dinner
Until 12/31/2020
162 €

Infernal paradise

The stunning décor of the Paradis Latin, located a stone's throw from Notre-Dame Cathedral, is almost as dazzling as what's on stage. Today, this magnificent theatre, designed in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel, stages a flamboyant, exciting show that combines breathtaking circus acts, modern ballet and the French Cancan.

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Our selection

Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge
THE MOULIN ROUGE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED - At the foot of the Montmartre hill, this legendary windmill is home to the most famous French Cancan act in the world. Treat yourself to two hours of pure magic with a glass of champagne in hand!
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Le Lido, spectacle "Paris Merveilles", Bluebell, Paris 2017.
Lido de Paris
THE LIDO DE PARIS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED - Set on the most famous avenue in the world, the mythic cabaret’s reputation stretches far beyond Paris. Its Paris Merveilles revue gracefully combines glamour and technical brio.
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Crazy horse
Crazy Horse
THE CRAZY HORSE PARIS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED - A hallmark of Parisian nightlife at its luxurious best, located a few steps away from the Champs-Élysées, this world-famous cabaret puts on sublime strip-tease performances that exalt the female form.
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Paradis Latin
Paradis Latin
THE PARADIS LATIN IS CURRENTLY CLOSED - This legendary Left Bank cabaret has been celebrating Paris after dark since last century. The eccentric and festive venue has become world-renowned for its flamboyant shows.
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